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by nearly a trillion dollars would be devastating. yet the president is playing no leadership role in preventing this crippling vsane on our military. a wise congressman from wisconsin has saiates our fisca policy and our foreign policy are on a collision course. and that man is our n, thit vic president, paul ryan. [cheers and applause] but most of all, we canan' ahrod to abandon the cause of human freedom. when long-suhrering people demand liberation from their scotabrailus.ailers and tyrants the leaders of the free world must stand with them. unfortunately this is nsan happening. when iranians rose up by the millions against their
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oppressivent ulers, when they be seached our president -- beseached our president in english "are you with us or are you with them?" when a young woman was shot and bled to death in a street in tehran the president missed a historic opportunity to throw america's full moral support bhem?ind an iraniannt evolution that shared one of our highest interests ridding iran of a letutal dictatorship that threatens the middle east and the world. [cheers and applause] the situation is far worse in syria. what b. an as peacestrl protests has become a savage and unfair fight with the full backing of iran, hezfoullah,nt ussia, and tanks and fighter jets.
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the seoifen gover appent is . urdering men, women, and children. more than 20,uts0 pabaple have perished. extremists are gaining ground. the conflict is becoming more dangerous onf the day for our allies and for us. in sanher times when other couruabaus pabaple fought for their freedoms against sworn enemies of theto americans, both republicans and democrats, have acted to help them prethan il. sadly for the lonely voices of syria and iran and elszehere in the world who feel forgotten in their darkness, and sadly for us as wela t our president is nsan being true to our values. [cheers and applause]
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fored caike of the cause of freedom, for the sake of people willing to uve their lives so fellow americans can determine their futures, and for the sake of our natioia. the nation fountained on the idea that all people everywhere h uve thent ir to freedom andus.ustice, we mus return to our traditions of american leadership and face those brutal oppressors and our enemies. [cheers and applause] across the world people are seizing control of their own destinies. they are lp[cerating themselves from oppressive rulers and they want america's support. they want america's assistance as they struggle to live in peace and security to expand opportunity for themselves and their children, tont s anlace t
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injustices of despots for the institutions of democracy and freedoan. america must be on6 c13 institutions of democracy and freedoan. america must be on the right side of history. [cheers and applause] the demand for leadership in our world has never been greater. pabaple donan' want less of america, they want more. everywhere i go in the world, people tell me that they still have faith in america. what they
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in ourselves. i trust that mitt romney has the ability to lead us. i trust that he will know that if america doesn't lead, our adversaries will, and the world will go darker, poorer, and much more dangerous. i trust him to know that an american president always, always, always stands up for the rights and freedoms and justice of all people. [cheers and applause] i trust mitt romney to know that good can triumph over evil, that justice can vanquish inequity,
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and that america is still the best hope of man kind. and now, my fellow americans, let's elect our next commander-in-chief and the next leader of the free world, my friend, governor mitt romney. [cheers and applause] >> senator rand paul! [cheers and applause] >> thank you! thank you! thank you!
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thank you! you know when the supreme court upheld obama care, the first words out of our mouths were, i still think it's unconstitutional! [cheers and applause] the left wing blogs were mercilous. even my wife said, can't you please just count to 10 before you speak? so i counted to 10. and you know what? i still think it's unconstitutional! [cheers and applause] do you think justice scalia and justice thomas have changed their minds? i think if james madison
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himself, the father of the constitution, were here today, he would agree with me. the whole damn thing is still unconstitutional! [cheers and applause] hamilton and madison fought from the beginning about how the government would be limited by the enumerated powers. madison was unequiff -- une quivocal. the powers of the federal government are few and defined. the power to tax and spend is enumerated by the limit of powers. how to we fix this problem?
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there is only one option left. we have to have a new president! [cheers and applause] when i heard the current president say, "you didn't build that? i was first insulted and then i was angered, and then i was sadened that anyone in our country, muchless the president of the united states -- much less the president of the united states believes that roads create success and not the other way around. anyone who misunderstands america's greatness is uniquely unqualified to lead this great nation. [cheers and applause]
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the great abiding lesson in american history, particularly the cold war, is that the engine of capitalism, the individual, is mightier than any collective. american inventtiveness developed because we were -- inventiveness developed because we were given the right to create our own history. no one said, you didn't dare build that? in missouri a family fled cambodia to come to this country. they own a doughnut store. mrs. tang said they work through
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the night to make doughnut. their children have become national scholars. they are an american success story. so mr. president, don't you go telling the tang family that they didn't build that. [cheers and applause] when you say they didn't build it, you insult each and every american and whoever got up at the crack of dawn. you insult any american who ever put on overalls or a suit. you insult anyone who stayed up late into the night to study to become a doctor or a lawyer. you insult the waitress. you insult anyone who has ever dragged themselves out of bed to strive for something better for themselves and their children. my great grandfather, like many, came to this country in search
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of the american dream. no sooner had he stepped off the boat than his father died. he arrived in pittsburgh as a teenager with nothing, not a penny. he found the american dream. a bit of property in a new land that gave him hope for his children. in america, as opposed to the old country, success was based on merit. probably america's greatest asset was that for the first time success was not based on who you were but what you did. [cheers and applause] my grandfather lived to see his children become doctors and ministers, accountants and professors. he would even live to see one of his sons, a certain congressman from dex -- texas --
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[cheers and applause] -- a certain congressman from texas run for the presidency of the united states. [cheers and applause] immigrants walked through this shore seeking freedom. our forebearers were seeking hopes and dreams. so consistent and prevalent were these aspirations that they crystalized into a national yerning we call the american dream. in 1982 an american sailor, john moony, wrote a letter to his parents, that captures the essence of the american dream. he wrote, "dear mom and dad, today we spotted a boat in the water and we rendered assistance. we picked up 65 vietnamese
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refugees. as they approached the ship they were all waving and trying as best they could to say, hello american sailor. hello freedom man. it is hard to see a boat like that and not get a lump somewhere between chin and belly button. it really makes one proud to be an american. it reminds us of all what america has been. a place a man and woman can come to for freedom." i have friends who are brothers. they came to america on one of those leaky boats. they were attacked at sea by pirates. their family -- families' wealth was stolen. one of them spent a year on an island existing on rice and water until he was allowed to come to america. now both of them these men are proud americans. one owns his own business, the
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other manages a large company. they are the american dream. so mr. president, do not go telling their family, you didn't build that. [cheers and applause] when the president says you didn't build that, he's flat out wrong. business men and women did build that. business men and women did earn their success. without the success of american business, we wouldn't have any roads, bridges, or schools. mr. president, you say the rich must pay their fair share. when you seek to punish the rich, the jobs that are lost are those of the poor and the middle class. [cheers and applause]
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when you seek to punish exxon-mobile, you punish the secretary that owns the stock. when you punish the keystone pipeline, you punish the welder that works on the pipeline. our nation faces a crisis. america wavers. unfortunately we are one of a select group of countries whose debt now equals their gross domestic product. the republic of washington and jefferson is now in danger of becoming the democracy of debt and despair. our great nation is coming apart at the seams, and the president just seems to point fingers and blame others. president obama's administration will add nearly $6 trillion to our national debt in just one term.
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and i'm hoping it is just one term. [cheers and applause] this explosion of debt is uncon shunnable -- unconscionable and unsustainable. mr. president, we will not let you bankrupt this great nation. [cheers and applause] republicans and democrats alike, though, must slay their sacred cows. republicans must realize that not every dollar spent on the military is necessary or well spent. [cheers and applause]
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democrats must admit that domestic welfare and entitlement must be reformed. [cheers and applause] republicans and democrats must replace fear with competence. competence that no terrorist and into country mr. every conquer us if we remain steadfast to the principles of our founding documents. [cheers and applause] we have nothing to fear except our own unwillingness to defend what is naturally ours, our god-given right. [cheers and applause]
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we have nothing to fear that should cause us to forget or relinquish our rights as free men and women. we must believe in ourselves again, and we must never trade our liberty for any fleeting promise of security. [cheers and applause]
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an author writes, returning home from a basketball game from the ymca, a young boy discovers his father passed out in the snow from drinking. the boy stood over his father for a minute or to. he simply wanted to let himself pretend his dad wasn't there. instead he grabbed an overcoat and he heaved his dad away from the window where the neighbors could see him. this young boy would become the man, ronald reagan. [cheers and applause] ronald reagan whose s. pr chiss
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brightly that is cured the malaise of the 1980's. so much so ma -- malaise -- so much so that it caused many democrats to become republicans. we need someone who has created jobs. someone who understands and appreciates what it takes to make america great. we need someone who will lead our party and our nation forward. i believe that someone is
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governor mitt romney! [cheers and applause] as reagan said, our freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction. if our freedom is taken, the american dream will wither and die. to lead, we must transform the coldness of austerity into the warm, vibrant embrace of prosperity. to overcome the current crisis, we must appreciate and applaud american success. we must step forward and proclaim, you did build that. you earned that. [cheers and applause] you worked hard, you studied,
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labored, you did build that. [cheers and applause] and you deserve america's undiing gratitude, for you, the individual, are the engine of america's greatness. thank you. [cheers and applause] host: and this is c-span's continuing coverage of the 40th republican national convention. this is 2012 in tampa, florida. you have been listening to senators rand paul and john mccain and former secretary of state, condoleezza rice.
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that is a live picture of the tampa bay times forum on the edge of downtown tampa. also on the edge of the bay here in tampa. as we continue our live coverage, all afternoon we will be here live showing you coverage of various events, and then the convention kicks off again for the fourth and final night here at 7:30. this is the night that mitt romney will be accepting his party's nomination for president . just to let you know, some of the featured events include representative connie mack who will be speaking. there is also a video tribute to ronald reagan. jeb bush will be speaking. the founder of staples, tom stemberg will be speaking. along with some former olympic athletes among others. then in the 10:00 hour senator marco rubio of florida strose
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mitt romney who will accept his party's nomination. later we will show you some presidential nomination speeches from c-span archives including barry goldwater, richard nixon, ronald reagan, 1984 in dallas. george h.w. bush in new orleans, and george w. bush in 200 in philadelphia. that's all coming up. right now, we want to have some phone calls. we want to hear from you this afternoon about what you have seen here at the republican national convention, or one of the speeches you would specifically like to comment on. you can also contact us electroncally, of course. you can go to go to our convention hub where you can make a comment on our facebook page. this is a continuing 24-seven conversation going on, on our
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facebook page, and several people have been writing in with their comments. it is an ongoing conversation. a couple folks have written in about condoleezza rice's speech. geneva says "she is a great lady with a great speech." and then danny says, "just more of the same elite planners continue to get fabulously wealthy and the wage earner pays the price." those were some of the comments about rice's speech last night. so we will begin our phone calls with bea in streetland, texas, on our republican line. bea, you are on the air. caller: hello? host: hello. we are listening. please go ahead and make your comment.
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caller: this is beatrice in streetland, texas. since obama took office our schools are getting worse, our churches are getting worse, and we're having more sabotages here in the united states. and if he elected for four more years, i'm afraid it is going to be a lot worse than 9/11. host: and that was bea in streetland. we move right here to tampa to dean in tampa, florida, on our independent line. first of all, dean, tell us what it is like to have a national convention in your city. has it been fun for you? has it disrupted your life? what? caller: it has been kind of crazy. sometimes traffic can be ridiculous. you can't drive anywhere without seeing police officers. it seems like it is a big mess, almost. it is crazy sometimes. sometimes you find yourself
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waiting for hours in traffic just to get from one -- to go from st. pete to tampa, and it will almost take you with -- about an hour to cross the bridge. it is crazy sometimes. hello? host: we're listening, and what did you call in to talk about today, dean? caller: well, i'm an independent. i'm 21. this will be my first election i'm actually voting in. one of the things bothering me with what the republicans are doing is, to quote paul ryan, college graduates should not have to live out their 20's in their family home staring at the fading obama pictures and wondering when they can get on with their lives. what i'm saying is, what about high school graduates? what about people that receive their g.e. d.?
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i don't know. they are giving out more promises than explaining how they are going to follow out with these promises, if that makes sense. host: and that was dean right here in tampa, florida. we have been showing you various scenes from around the area. you are seeing now the edge of downtown tampa. that's one of the main campuses due north of the city. that has been closed. as you can see, it runs along the edge where the convention is being held where the hotel where mitt romney and paul ryan are both staying, which is the marriott. there's the highway. those are official cars that are
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allowed to run on that highway now because it runs on a convention center. prior to that, we were showing you scenes from the convention center itself from inside. those are live pictures. those -- that is where 15,000 credentialed media are staying. what you are seeing there are a lot of radio rooms. a lot of radio talk show hosts set up shop in the convention center. an easy place to get guests and do their shows live from right there. that's what they are doing and that's what we are showing you. those are live pictures from inside the convention center as we continue to take your calls this afternoon and our continuing coverage of the g.o.p. convention. .
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the rich to accumulate wealth. thank you very much. >> thank you for calling in from miami, trudy. at is herman cain being interviewed on one of the radio talk shows here in tampa. donna is in san diego on our republican line. two things, were you in san
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diego in 1996? >> i was. i was in san diego, and i loved it. a not what did you think? to be the host of a convention? >> sure, why not? i think it is great. i am a single parent, i raised three bubble children along i have an adult down syndrome child involved in a wonderful program, and i would like to say, which i hope you have not cut me off, i am very heartened. my concerns are many, because i am that the apparent that balances budgets. went back through work to the welfare and educational program, and not only become a
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cosmetologist, worked for the san diego unified school district as an educator, but i became a nurse, too. i have a broad understanding of what exactly is going on here. and i am very concerned, very concerned, about the way that obama's administration has done something that is unsearchable to the next generation. if any believes that o" obamacare" is gone to be the answer, they had better look any different direction. they will not be treated but very expensive care. they will be handed a hospice situation and told had a good day, we will take care of you to the end of your days. anybody that is not productive or has anything else to contribute to our society, they have already been classified and they are all great margin eyes.
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they do not know it yet. >> and that was done in san diego. all coulter speaking to -- ann coulter is talking to a radius station -- a radio station. this is the tampa bay times forum where the convention is being held, and live picture. tom in new jersey, an independent line. you have been watching. what are your thoughts? >> yes, i would like paul ryan. he hit it on the head. our main problem is a economy, jobs, and the deficit. obama has been in office and put $6 trillion war in the deficit. "obamacare" is what i am worrying about. i think ryan and romney will be
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betty for the economy and create jobs. if you are rich, they will not be paying more taxes, they will be reading their product prices, and we will pay that tax. you have to look at the lines. that is all i have to say. >> and that is, in livingston, new jersey. has our convention hub, all the video we have been shooting here in tampa, all the video from past conventions, with exclusive interviews we have been doing here in tampa, and all the events we have been covering. it is also very interactive. you can follow tweets, follow facebook, send in tweets, said there is a lot of information at
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the site and a lot of video and interactivity. one of the things we have been encouraging people to do and we have been taking down here in canada and will do in charlotte next week is a video tweet, and you can do 15 seconds asking questions, expressing your opinion, etc. we have been doing some of those. we want to show you some. >> i am covering rnc. the best board topic will be the economy in the state of florida. >> i am in tampa. the most important issue to me is bringing back the troops and rebuilding the military of the usa. >> i'm from texas, and the most important issue of the day is to rebuild our economy and our country and restore the pre-
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eminence of the united states in the world. >> have had a great experience at the convention. i got here last thursday. it is an interesting experience, seeing people from around the country. >> back lives in tampa, another little tiny portion of tampa bay on your screen picked these are not the big sections. this is downtown tampa, set between hillsborough bay and hillsborough river, so it is a closed in area here, until you get back to the bay tampa bay, which you can see in the far part of the picture. that is the convention center on your right, where all the media has gathered. the shot we are showing you does not show what it is like to walk through the chain-link fences and the different levels of security to get in there and all the people and the
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magnetometers and all the police and security, etc., that gather all of around that area, and that is why it looks so quiet. all that. you are seeing is chained off, so is all quiet, but down below a lot of people walking around, working, and inside that convention center, here is the scene. this is radio row, the media has gathered, in different areas of the inside of the convention center. lee in silver spring, what comment would like to make about the coverage? >> i have seen is a lack of diversity. i look in the audience and i see middle age and older white people, and that concerns me, because i come to my local elementary school, i see such
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diversity, kids from all races. i wonder how can a party that is so old and still quite serve a younger population that is not. >> that is marie in silver spring. surely isn't pennsylvania, republican line. >> key for taking my call. i have been watching this every night, and it is so heartwarming to listen to all these different speakers. they have all been so good, and just really getting to the point of what we need to be thinking about and talking about. i will tell you, condoleezza rice, she is just absolutely wonderful, and, you know, when you listen to her, you know she is talking because she knows what is she is talking about paid she has been there and done that. she has the experience, and god
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bless her. she knows we need to make a change, and we all know that if we really think about it come out with the country going in the direction is going under president obama, we need to make a change. i pray that everybody thinks about this and does what needs to be done. thank you. >> we are showing the edge of downtown tampa. you can see that tampa bay times forum on the left. the big banners, that is where the convention is being held. if you stand at the forum out there on the balcony, looking this way, the way our camera is, you will see the downtown skyline. it is a very attractive downtown skyline, and a couple buildings are lit up in red, white, and blue for the convention at night, and is quite attractive. it is a walkable downtown area
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that we are in. we are on the 12th floor of a bank buildin had a studio up here as well, so we can give you this perspective. john from buffalo, independent. please go ahead. >> hello, thanks for taking my call. i want to address the farce that is being called this republican convention. c-span was covering it, but if you watch the roll-call, the world call of delegates, and the shameful role changing that happened to eliminate ron paul's delegation, is a miscarriage of american justice. anybody who thinks this is a actual election or actual convention that is going to help america is sadly mistaken. if you happen to watch the video, and i've watched it on c-
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span, of the actual roll call, the chairman for the rnc called to order the acceptance of the delegates and alternates, which obviously were the ones placed there by mr. romney. he said all in favor, aye, and there was a loud there was ayes. a louder chorus of nays. and its chairman's eyes, the ayes had it. >> given that reenactment, what is your conclusion? >> well, obviously, mr. romney has enough delegate votes for the nomination. i am not disputing that, not disputing he is the majority -- he is the one the majority of the people will pick for their nominee. i at just want dr. paul's
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delegates to be heard. it was a travesty. >> he will leave your comment there. thank you for calling in, and rand paul spoke last night. you can see that at is a video tribute as well to ron paul. and up, we have archival video that we want to show you a little later, that is up other presidential nominees accepting their nominations. those will be coming up this afternoon, and then at 6:00, we will preview coverage, live from the floor and from our skype box -- i am sorry, at the forum, and also from our sky box at the forum. tonight, mitt romney accept his nomination. marco rubio will in today's
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game. still some rumors going on a clint eastwood will be a surprise speaker. also, on as you know, a lot of people are getting their news and watching tv on line. at one of the things we wanted to discover while we were here is how the online media is covering the convention and how the republicans, but are not they are embracing the onslaught online media and where people are getting their knees. yesterday, we take a discussion 8% from the pointer institution, any media critic, who has founded a couple of websites. we talked with these two journalists about what they're seeing when it comes to online media.
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this is coverage of the 2012 tampa,tion in r florida. we wanted to talk about online media and how best to cover a convention. joining us in our web chat is julie of the poynter institute, director of pointeronline. also joining us is rachel, the founder of the huffington post media section, and currently co- founder of a couple of organizations called change the ratio and the list. rachel, listing your experience in tampa as somebody who is covering this convention. >> very humid and rainy.
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that is the first thing you notice. it has been a sensory overload. one thing i know it immediately after covering 2008, when social media was just beginning to hit the mainstream, is that right now it basically, you have got your twitter, facebook, and the stories being reported immediately. it is like the first wave is instant real-time social media reporting, and then the networks and alive streams, features on the floor. you notice the intake of the information is coming through social streams first. it is really enhance. the coverage has added a lot of noise to it as well.
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an incredible opportunity in having all these journalists use real-time technologies, but it also means you have a lot of them pointing to the same screen when ann romney is making the same comment. >> joe, what about the delegates -- rachel, what about the delegates? >> i have not been following the delegates' tweets. i have seen their stories and of spoken to a few of them, but i would not say that i have noticed a robust social media presence. that has a lot to do with who i follow, and with social media, you choose withat you follow. everybody is picking and choosing who they want to get their news from.
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this is an interesting element, that people are getting compressed story lines. one thing that i thought was interesting was the ron paul as a spoiler for the gop, as a story that was bubbling up, was actually not something that was getting much chatter inside the bubble. i found that interesting because that was on the cover of "the new york times" and it depends on what you are taking it. i think that is one huge difference now how the media is versus adding three networks. >> julie of the poynter institute, you are located down here, said that has an antique or disadvantage, i am not sure which. what has been your experience? >> we focus especially on media, said it is interesting to hear
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rachel describe the many reporters holding up their iphones and getting the same images at the same time, because one of the early discussions was why there are 15,000 credentialed media at that convention, and what are the things they could be doing and covering in stead, particularly when the hurricane was headed toward new orleans. one of the things i bet this is there is a certain amount of redundancy and repetition, and there is a meta debate about why convention still matter, and do they matter a enough to have them for four days, especially when they have been truncated, in this case, by the storm. you do see a gap between what people inside the bubble, as rick to put it, are talking about and what people outside the bubble might be curious
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about. >> julie, what is the poynter institute? >> school for journalism and journalism excellence. we haven'te online learning, ana website that helps cover the media and helps people understand. the pointer institute also owns "the tampa bay times," and as i am sure, regularly come also responsible for the naming of the tampa bay times forum. >> where are you getting your news? are you getting your news from traditional sources or from online sources? >> i get most of my information
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during the day online. i am probably fairly typical, because that shift has pretty much happened. in the evenings, i have an experience that has become more typical, i would say, so at night i am often in front of the television and art and also have my ipad in my lap. on my ipad come i am not just watching one thing, in addition to the tv, i usually watch my twitter stream which is many streams within the string of political reporters and other journalists, people talking about what i am watching on tv, or they may be talking about something else entirely, so i make sure i am not missing it. and i do actually read traditional media. i read the "the new york times" every morning online. >> a have a screened experience
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when i can, television and computers, and also i have an ipad and iphone for instagram, and i really have notice -- the first time i noticed instagram as a tool as the news organization, was during the hurricane in southern missouri and watching a feed for real- time images, and it was a convenient way to get images to your hand. if you see them on twitter, you have to click first. and we had someone complaining about the time it takes to post something, there's no question about the easy slide motion of
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instagram so you can see the photo flow is extremely easy. i have been seeing a number of people with images from the rnc, and i think we are having a multi-screen experience. occasionally, there is paper in there. when i went to the airport on root to tampa, i picked up "the times"special issue, "economist ," see what i could learn about running, because we want to know exactly what he stands for. >> think, rachel, your point is so important that even twitter is not fast enough, that that extra setup that it can take to click on a link or click on an image has become something that we perceive as slowing us that,
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because the information cycle is so accelerated, and we did not want to miss anything. and so, we cannot trust have two screens. increasingly we have three or four. not only do we have multiple streams, but we wanted to move faster and faster. we're seeing an interest in selling that down. that is one of the places where i wonder about the gap between the journalists and the people following the journalism. >> julie, back your comments, even twitter is not fast enough. is instagram the gold standard of fast? >> that is changing. that is what we're seeing in the media cycle, meaning what we
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used to think of as fast is what we saw on television. then what we meant by fast was seeing something on twitter, and now fast by pc and four -- and four feeds atseeing once. we have to understand what we are expecting about ourselves, but what we're asking of our audience and the people that was relying on this information, how much they can absorb and how quickly and from how many sources they're getting into, and how we can filter for them so they are able to make decisions about their lives that are important, like who i vote for, or do i need to evacuate if there is a storm coming. , those are two important questions right now. >> what forms of social media or instant media do use most?
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>> i use [unintelligible] email,, instagram, ed because it is the most efficient way to get information to me. add that if i am walking around, i will be checking my e- mail, twitter, instagram, foursquare, and not everybody is that interested in the location of their friends, i use it a lot for map functions. when at a computer, i will get into facebook. >> julie, in question. >> email first, for short.
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email, twitter, facebook i tend to use more for personal connections than to keep up with news or information. and there are certain site i go too often. i go to "the new york times" website frequently throughout the day, media sites throughout the day. >> when i am speaking -- seeking a story i know is coming out from an organization, i will go first to that organization to see if they have tweeted yet. >> rachel, when you as a journalist introduce yourself, what is the attitude of people when you say i am online? >> it depends on the situation. when i think about two dozen 8
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and the way it was jet -- 2008 around. of the election, when i wanted to see about something about the ton post, people thought i was saying "the washington post." the response is a function of people's own habits and understanding. i need people here who have no idea of my online background, but activity on twitter, and it is hard to explain what i am even here. then i will beat someone who follows me and will know exactly what i am here, and they will affirm they have not involved yet, so that is nice b. there are certain media jobs
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that are really easy to frame. i am reporter for "the new york times," i am on air at msnbc, and when you are someone who works at across a number of platforms and covers a number of beats, the more generalized you are, the more difficult is to put you in a box, because the diagrams tend to overlap. i am aware of being a hybrid. >> julie, the attitude toward online media sites and social media, it is a changing or has it never been negative or's the or what? >> i have worked in on-line journalism for 12 years. it is definitely changing. in the beginning, it was an oddity and a curiosity, and
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people did not understand it within newsrooms at least. and then increasingly, when there was big news that people started to go online for, suddenly people were curious, like, what are you doing? and they realized you represent the same branch that they did, and it became very important for them to it became important. he started to see a shift in who was responsible for digital journalism. i would say for several years now, 85, at least, -- maybe five, at least, digital journalism has become part of how you operate. some places may consider its secondary, but the really understand how
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central it is to reach your audience, and it is not where your business is going public is where information is going. >> julie, we learned about rachel earlier. give us your background. >> i have worked at poiynter for 10 years, and before that i worked at a cbs affiliate in raleigh, north carolina, owned by private company, capital broadcasting, which, i was fortunate enough to experience firsthand. it is one of the most visionary companies, particularly with regard to digital journalisms of any in the country. i started a website in 1995, went hd a little bit after that, around 2000, and understood mobile early in 2000 as well.
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i have been spoiled. i have worked in places that the value digital journalism more than other places did. >> rachel, talk about your web sites, etc., but give us your background. >> i was an editor at the huffington post. through after the presidential election in 2008, and then joined abrams. i worked with a number of other people, and then switched over to a text space, and noticed that the issues that i was covering in media and the campaign were popping open in the tech world, and that was a visibility problem. women were doing great stuff and producing actively, but similar
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to trade it women were not getting the attention and as their male counterparts. i had covered katie couric going into the anger chair -- anchor chair, and i covered a list of prominent or best of x, y, and z. i started an organization called change the ratio with the aim of increasing opportunities for men and women in the media. deliberately begged at that be applied wherever could it be applied.
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a movement that has gone global, thanks to social media. i still am doing other stuff, and recently i realize that change the ratio was taking over my life. i treated something called the list, which i co-founded with -- co- my competitors m .ditors we will be launching shortly with a number of other media properties. [unintelligible] that is another reason why as a media person, i am a journalist, but when it comes to advocacy for women and for underrepresented groups, i am an
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advocate and i have no problem saying that. another reason i am a hybrid. >> actually, i am so glad rachel described that because there are two particular gender-related issues that are think an important part of this campaign and had been an important part of campaign coverage recently. the first is, richard, can you talk a little bit about the debate moderators -- rachel, can you talk about a little bit about the debate moderator's? >> yes, because there had not been a female moderator since 1982, and if had ossified into an acceptable tradition. gwen ifill moderated a vice presidential debate in the past, and it was not really any acknowledgment by the commission that this was something that would need to be rectified.
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teenage girls from new jersey started an organization and campaign to get a female state monitor to be able to look and see how women who look like them or role models from them, the commission is not saying [unintelligible] [unintelligible] but it happened, there was a huge ratio change that was made happen, an amazing story. it is amazing to think that a woman would moderate a presidential debate, but it is amazing that the way it happened. that was a big deal. >> have two more questions. julie, or people getting their news online, or still by way of more traditional newspaper, radio, television? >> actually, most people still
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get their news first, local news, from tv, so there have been studies that have confirmed that. the first source of local news is broadcast, which has been true for a while. but on-line news has certainly become prevalent, become more expected of people, and it is becoming increasingly popular. one of the things that is happening is people are doing thing instead of the other, and they're getting their news to social media as well. >> rachel, what has been the attitude of the republicans and republican convention toward online and social media? >> they have embraced it. i was struck when i walked into the forum of the other day, that i saw a big romney-ryan sign,
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but also had the hashtag, and to see that on the big sign its, i was struck by, twitter has arrived, the acceptability of the fact that if you do not include a hashtag, you have fallen behind. a lot of political organizations supporting the gop, they're all very active in social media strategies. you cannot look at the campaign's and say they are not savvy and they did not understand. they saw the obama to designate juggernaut was light years ahead in terms of social media, and had for years to catch up, and it has been for years that we have all been rained down upon about how news has changed, so you have to be under a rock to think he should not be using
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ipad or iphones and even blackberries richer audience. maybe not blackberries. >> julie, i forgot my last question. what is the next twitter, the next facebook, that we are just coming across? we talk about instagram? >> i do not know, but i do think the most important thing right now is for people to be open to experiment, to be flexible, and to realize that what ever they note today, they will be learning something new tomorrow. >> julie of the poynter institute, and rachel, co- founder of change the ratio and the list, the media watcher, and a founding editor of media at
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the huffington post. we appreciate your time here on c-span. >> think of having us. -- thank you for having us. >> that online conversation he had been watching was recorded yesterday at a place called a place where you can chat with friends or whatever, by way of that technology. that is what we did yesterday, to look at some of the online media. well, is about to cut 40 p.m. eastern time, so the convention 's final night in tampa bay is kicking off in a little less than five hours, and tonight is mitt romney's night. he will be accepting his party boss nomination for president, and a lead story this morning in the "tampa bay times," what he
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needs -- what needs to be said. that will be tonight, and gavel- to-devil to mention of the convention, which is kicking aoff at 7:30, connie mack, who is running for senate in florida, newt and callista gingrich will also be speaking in the first half-hour, and in the 8:00 hour, jeb bush is featured along with craig romney. 9:00 p.m., former olympic athletes will be some of the featured speakers, and in the defense o'clock p.m. hour, senator marco rubio will introduce it from the and the convention will conclude approximatelyparklan 11:00.
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rumors swirling everywhere that clint eastwood is the mr. speaker tonight, so did not be surprised if you see him out there on the convention floor at the tent up a times forum endorsing the drug maker. this afternoon, we will show you in just a minute some presidential nomination acceptance speeches from our archives. then a preview program kicks off at 6:00 p.m. from the forum, from the floor of the convention, and at 7:30, the convention will kick off. next, and look at some past presidential acceptance speeches. we will begin with barry goldwater in san francisco, 1964, than richard nixon in miami beach in 1968, ronald reagan in dallas in 1984, the torch hpv busch, accepted his party's nomination in 1988, and
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george w. bush accepted his nomination in 2000. those are the speeches you poll showed you, but here is barry goldwater, 1964, san francisco's cow palace. >> united and determined, we will go forward together, dedicated to the undeniable greatness of the old man. together, we will win. i accept your nomination with a deep sense of humility. i accept the responsibility that
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goes with that and i seek your continued help and your continued guidance. my fellow republicans, our cause is to great for any man to feel worthy of that. our task would be too great for any men, if he did not have with him the heart and the hands of this great republican party. and i promise you tonight that every fiber of my being is consecrated to our cause that nothing shall be lacking from the struggle that can be brought to it by enthusiasm, by devotion, and plain hard work. in this world, no person, no party can guarantee anything. what we can do and what we shall
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do is to deserve victory, and victory will be ours. the good lord raised this mighty republic to be a home for the brave and to flourish as the land of the free-not to stagnate in the swampland of collectivism, not to cringe before the bully of communism. now, my fellow americans, the tide has been running against freedom. our people have followed false prophets.
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we must, and we shall, return to proven ways-- not because they are old, but because they are true. we must, and we shall, set the tide running again in the cause of freedom. action, every word, every breath, and every heartbeat, has but a single resolve, and that is freedom -- freedom made orderly for this nation by our constitutional government,
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freedom under a government limited by laws of nature and of nature's god, freedom -- balanced so that liberty lacking order will not become the slavery of the prison cell, balanced so that liberty lacking order will not become the license of the mob and of the jungle. now, we americans understand freedom. we have earned it, we have lived for it, and we have died for it. this nation and its people are freedom's model in a searching world. we can be freedom's missionaries in a doubting world. but, ladies and gentlemen, first we must renew freedom's
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mission in our own hearts and in our own homes. during four futile years, the administration which we shall replace has distorted and lost that faith. it has talked and talked and talked and talked the words of freedom. but it has failed, and failed, and failed in the works of freedom. now, failures cement the wall of shame in berlin. failures blot the sands of
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shame at the bay of pigs. failures mark the slow death of freedom in laos. failures infest the jungles of vietnam. and failures haunt the houses of our once great alliances and undermine the greatest bulwark ever erected by free nations -- the nato community. failures proclaim lost leadership, obscure purpose, weakening wills, and the risk of inciting our sworn enemies to new aggressions and to new excesses. because of this administration we are tonight a world divided -- we are a nation becalmed. we have lost the brisk pace of diversity and the genius of
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individual creativity. we are plodding at a pace set by centralized planning, red tape, rules without responsibility, and regimentation without recourse. rather than useful jobs in our country, people have been offered bureaucratic "make work," rather than moral leadership, they have been given bread and circuses, spectacles, and, yes, they have even been given scandals. tonight there is violence in our streets, corruption in our highest offices, aimlessness
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among our youth, anxiety among our elders and there is a virtual despair among the many who look beyond material success lives. where examples of morality should be set, the opposite is seen. small men, seeking great wealth or power, have too often and too long turned even the highest levels of public service into mere personal opportunity. now, certainly, simple honesty is not too much to demand of men in government. we find it in most. >> more speeches and now with
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richard nixon. here is a look at his speech in 1968. >> mr. chairman, delegates to this convention, my fellow americans 16 years ago, i stood before this convention to accept your nomination as the running mate up one of the greatest americans of our time or at any time, dwight d. eisenhower. 80 years ago, i had the highest
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honor of accepting your nomination for president of the united states. tonight, i again probably accept that nomination for president of the united states. but i have news for you. this time there is a difference. this time we are going to win. we're going to win for a number of reasons -- first a personal one.
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general eisenhower, as you know, lies critically ill in the walter reed hospital tonight. i have talked, however, with mrs. eisenhower on the telephone. she tells me that his heart is with us. and she says that there is nothing that he lives more for and there is nothing that would lift him more than for us to win in november and i say let's win this one for ike! we are going to win because this great convention has
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demonstrated to the nation that the republican party has the leadership, the platform and the purpose that america needs. we are going to win because you have nominated as my running mate a statesman of the first rank who will be a great campaigner and one who is fully qualified to undertake the new responsibilities that i shall give to the next vice president of the united states. and he is a man who fully shares my conviction and yours, that after a period of forty years when power has gone from the cities and the states to the government in washington, d.c., it's time to have power go back from washington to the states and to the cities of this country allover america. -- all over america. we are going to win because at a time that america cries out for the unity that this administration has destroyed, the republican party -- after a spirited contest for its nomination -- for president and for vice president stands united before the nation
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tonight. i congratulate governor reagan. rockefeller. i congratulate governor romney. i congratulate all those who have made the hard fight that they have for this nomination. and i know that you will all fight even harder for the great victory our party is going to win in november because we're going to be together in that election campaign. and a party that can unite
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itself will unite america. my fellow americans, most important -- we are going to win because our cause is right. we make history tonight -- not for ourselves but for the ages. the choice we make in 1968 will determine not only the future of america but the future of peace and freedom in the world for the last third of the 20th century. and the question that we answer tonight -- can america meet this great challenge? for a few moments, let us look at america, let us listen to america to find the answer to that question. as we look at america, we see cities enveloped in smoke and flame. we hear sirens in the night. we see americans dying on distant battlefields abroad. we see americans hating each
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other, fighting each other, killing each other at home. and as we see and hear these things, millions of americans cry out in anguish. did we come all this way for this? did american boys die in normandy, and korea, and in valley forge for this? listen to the answer to those questions. it is another voice. it is the quiet voice in the tumult and the shouting. it is the voice of the great majority of americans, the forgotten americans -- the non- shouters, the non-demonstrators. they are not racists or sick, they are not guilty of the crime that plagues the land. they are black and they are white -- they're native born and foreign born -- they're young and they're old. they work in america's factories. they run america's businesses. they serve in government. they provide most of the
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soldiers who died to keep us free. they give drive to the spirit of america. they give lift to the american dream. they give steel to the backbone of america. they are good people, they are decent people, they work, and they save, and they pay their taxes, and they care. like theodore roosevelt, they know that this country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless it is a good place for all of us to live in. this i say to you tonight is the real voice of america. in this year 1968, this is the message it will broadcast to
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america and to the world. let's never forget that despite her faults, america is a great nation. and america is great because her people are great. with winston churchill, we say, "we have not journeyed all this way across the centuries, across the oceans, across the mountains, across the prairies because we are made of sugar candy." america is in trouble today not because her people have failed but because her leaders have failed. and what america needs are leaders to match the greatness of her people. and this great group of americans, the forgotten americans, and others know that
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the great question americans must answer by their votes in november is this -- whether we shall continue for four more years the policies of the last five years. and this is their answer and this is my answer to that question. when the strongest nation in the world can be tied down for four years in a war in vietnam with no end in sight, when the richest nation in the world can't manage its own economy, when the nation with the greatest tradition of the rule of law is plagued by unprecedented lawlessness, when a nation that has been known for a century for equality of opportunity is torn by unprecedented racial violence, and when the president of the united states cannot travel abroad or to any major city at home without fear of a hostile demonstration -- then it's time for new leadership for the united states of america. . .
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we have heard a lot about deficits this year from those on the other side of the ideal. we should be experts. they have spent most of their political careers creating deficits. [applause] for 42 years they have controlled both houses of congress. and for almost all of the thick
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years, a definite spending, that this is spending has been there the liberal policy. now, however, they call for an end to deficit. yet at the same time the leadership of their party persist hour every effort to bring federal spending under control for three years bates -- straight they have presented a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. [applause] we will continue to fight for that amendment, mandating government spend no more than government takes in. , and will -- we will fight for the right of the president to veto items in appropriation bills without having to veto the entire bill.
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there is no better way than the light item veto. now used by the vendors in 43 states to cut out waste in government. i know. as governor of california, i successfully made such vetos over 900 times. now, their candidate, it would appear, has only recently found deficits alarming. nearly 10 years ago he insisted that a $52 billion deficit should be allowed to get much bigger in order to lower unemployment, and he said that sometimes we need a deficit in
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order to stimulate the economy.'' >> boo! of billions of dollars in on a proposal to cut the 1976 deficit in half. pledge to raise your taxes next year if given the chance? >> no! including a 10-percent income tax surcharge, higher taxes on certain consumer items. that biggest single, individual tax increase in history -- the social security payroll tax of 1977. it tripled the maximum tax and solvent. >> boo!
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vigorous in supporting our voluntary prayer amendment as they are in raising taxes, maybe we could get the lord back in the schoolrooms and drugs and violence out. nature of the choice americans must make. opponents, the house democratic leadership continues to block a critical anticrime bill that passed the republican senate by their burial of this bill means that you and your families will have to wait for even safer homes and streets.
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reason to hold back passage of tuition tax credit legislation. millions of average parents pay their full share of taxes to support public schools while choosing to send their children to parochial or other independent schools. carrying a double burden? our cities, what would help more which provides tax incentives for private industry to help rebuild and restore decayed areas in 75 sites all across america? buried enterprise zones over
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the years in committee? burden. >> boo! >> we are committed to stopping them, and we will. they call their policy the new realism, but their new realism is just the old liberalism. higher taxes on small on other working families so that government may once again grow at the people's expense. sailors, but that would be unfair to drunken sailors -- [laughter] -- --
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>> all right. i agree. >> 4 more years! 4 more years! 4 more years! be unfair, because the sailors
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are spending their own money. [laughter] remain prowork, progrowth, and profamily. tax system -- to make taxes more fair, easier to understand, and, most important, to bring the tax rates of every american further down, not up. now, if we bring them down far enough, growth will continue strong, the underground economy will shrink, the world will beat a path to our door, and no one will be able to hold america back, and the future
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will be ours. >> u.s.a.! u.s.a.! u.s.a.! >> all right. another part of our future, the greatest challenge of all, is to reduce the risk of nuclear war by reducing the levels of nuclear arms.
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i have addressed parliaments, have spoken to parliaments in europe and asia during these last 3\1/2/ years, declaring that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. and those words, in those assemblies, were greeted with spontaneous applause. there are only two nations who by their agreement can rid the world of those doomsday weapons -- the united states of america and the soviet union. the safety of this earth, we ask the soviets -- who have walked out of our negotiations -- to threat. when we leave this hall tonight, we begin to place those
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clear choices before our fellow citizens. we must not let them be confused by those who still think that gnp stands for gross national promises. [laughter] but after the debates, the position papers, the speeches, the conventions, primaries, caucuses, and slogans -- after all this, is there really any doubt at all about what will happen if we let them win this november? >> no! will raise our taxes? >> no! >> that they will send inflation into orbit again? >> no! government bigger then ever? >> no! >> raise unemployment? >> no! preparedness? >> no! >> raise interest rates?
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>> no! >> make unilaterial and unwise concessions to the soviet union? >> no! >> and they'll do all that in the name of compassion. >> boo! >> it's what they've done to america in the past. won't be able to do it again. >> reagan! reagan! >> it's getting late. >> reagan! reagan! reagan! >> all right.
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in 1980 we asked the people of america, are you better off than you were 4 years ago?'' well, the people answered then by choosing us to bring about a change. years later, to ask that same question again, for we have made a change. the american people joined us and helped us. let us ask for their help again to renew the mandate of 1980, to move us further forward on the road we presently travel, the road of common sense, of people in control of their own destiny, the road leading to prosperity and economic expansion in a world at peace. as we ask for their help, we should also answer the central question of public service -- why are we here? what do we believe in? well for one thing, we're here to see that government continues to serve the people and not the
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other way around. that is necessary, but only that which is necessary. or special interests. lincoln, there is no room for intolerance and not even a small corner for anti-semitism or bigotry of any kind. many people are welcome in our house, but not the bigots. we believe in the uniqueness of
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each individual. human life. for some time now we've all fallen into a pattern of describing our choice as left or right. it's become standard rhetoric in discussions of political philosophy. description of the choice before us? go back a few years to the us if we continued far enough in either direction. stalin. hitler. one would take us to communist totalitarianism, the other to the totalitarianism of hitler. isn't our choice really not one of left or right, but of up or down? down through the welfare state to statism, to more and more government largesse accompanied
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always by more government authority, less individual liberty and, ultimately, totalitarianism, always advanced as for our own good. the alternative is the dream conceived by our founding fathers, up to the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with an orderly society. we don't celebrate dependence day on the fourth of july. we celebrate independence day. >> that was ronald reagan accepting the republican nomination in 1994. his running mate except his own nomination four years later. this is about 10 minutes. [applause]
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>> i mean to run hard, fight hard, stand on the issues, and i mean to win. there are a lot of great stories in politics about underdog winning, and this is going to be one of them. we are going to win with the help of senator dan quayle of indiana, i don't leader who has become of forceful voice in preparing american workers for the labor force of the future. what a great job he did here tonight. [applause] born in the middle of the
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century, in the middle of america, and holding the promises of the future. i am proud to have dan quayle at my side. [applause] many of you have asked when will this campaign really begin? i have come to this call to tell you, and to tell america, tonight is the night. [applause] 4 7.5 years i have helped the president conduct the most difficult job on earth. ronald reagan asked for and received by kantmy candor. never asked for, but he did receive my loyalty. those of you who saw the president's speech last week and
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listen to the simple truth of his words will understand my loyalty all these years. [applause] that you must see me for what i am. the republican candidate for president of the united states. [applause] now i turn to the american people to share my hopes and intentions, and why and where i wish to lead. so tonight is for big things, but i will try to be fair to the other side. i will try to hold my charisma in check. [applause]
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i reject temptation to engage in personal references, my approach this evening is what joe friday used to say, just the facts, ma'am. after all, the facts are on our side. a[applause] i think the presidency for the single purpose, a purpose sthat has motivated millions of americans across the years and oceans. i seek the presidency to build a better america. it is that simple and that big. i am a man who sees life in
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terms of missions defined and missions completed. when i was a torpedo bomber pilot, they assigned the missions. before we took off, we all understood the matter what the target. there have been other missions for me. congress, china, cia. i am here tonight and i am your candid it, because the most important work of my life is to complete the mission that we started in 1980. [applause] now, -- and how do we complete it? we build on it. the stakes are high this year,
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and the choice is crucial for the differences between the candidates are as deep and wide as they have ever been in our long history. not only to very different men, but to a very different ideas of the future will be voted on this election day. what it all comes down to is this, my opponents view of the world seized along, slow decline for our country. an inevitable fall mandated by historical forces. america is not in decline. america is are rising nation. [applause]
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easy. -- he sees america as another pleasant country on the u.n. up from calls -- roll-call somewhere between albania and zimbabwe and i see america as the leader, a unique nation with a special role in the world. this has been called the american century, it because in it we were the dominant force for good in the world. we save europe, cure polio, went to the moon, and with the world with our culture. now we are on the verge of a new century, and what countries name will it there? i say it will be another american century. [applause]
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i were work is not done. i work force is not spent. there are those who say there is not much of the difference this year, but america, do not let them for you. two parties this year ask for your support. both will speak up growth, but only one has proved it can deliver. two parties this year. -- two parties as for your trust, but only one has earned it. [applause] eight years ago i promised together to break with the pass and returned america to her
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greatness. look at what we have produced, the highest level of economic growth in our history and the lowest level of world tensions and more than 50 years. [applause] some say this is not an election about etiology -- ideology, but allow election about competence. it is nice of them to want to play on our field. [laughter] [applause] but this election is not only about competence. competence is a narrow ideal. competence makes the trains run
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on time, but does not know where they are going. [applause] competence is the creed of the technocrat who make sure the gears mesh, but that's not for a second understand the magic of the machine. the truth is, the truth is this election is about the belief we share, the values that we honor, and the principle that we whole deahold dear. [applause] but since someone brought up, the ten competance, consider the size of our record. a record height of new
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businesses, high rate of new businesses. a record high rate of real, personal income. these are the facts. one way -- [applause] and one way you know our opponents know the facts is to attack our record they have to misrepresent it. they call it a swiss cheese economy. that is the way it may look to the three blind mice -- [applause]
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but when day were in charge, it was all holes and no cheese. >> we will wrap up our republican convention archival footage with george w. bush and his speech accepting the republican nomination in 2000. this is about 15 minutes. . .
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>> i am proud to have dick cheney by my side. [applause] \ he is a man of integrity and sound judgment who has proven that public service can be noble service. america will be proud to have a leader of such character to succeed al gore as vice
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president of the united states. [applause] i am grateful for senator john mccain. i appreciate his speech two nights ago. i appreciate his french and i love his spirit for america. -- i appreciate his friendship and i love his speed to 4 -- spirit for america. i want to also say thank you to the other candidates. i am especially grateful tonight to my family. no matter what else i do in my life, asking laura to marry me was the best decision i ever made.
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[applause] to our daughters, we love you a lot, we are proud of you, and as you head off to college this fall, do not stay up too late, and e-mail your old dead once in awhile. dad once andd awhile, and mother, everybody loves you, and so do i care -- so i. [applause] growing up, she gave me love and lots of advice. i gave her white hair. [applause] i want to thank my dad, the most decent man i have ever known.
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[applause] all my life i have been amazed that a gentle soul could be so strong. dad, i am proud to be your son. [applause] my father was the last president of the great generation, a generation of americans who stormed the beaches, liberated concentration camps and deliver us from evil. some never came home. those that did put their medals in drawers, went to work and built on a barack scale,
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highways and universities, suburbs and -- on a heroic scale, highways and universities, and now the question comes to the sons and daughters of this achievement, what is asked of loss? this is a remarkable moment in the life of our nation. never has the promise of prosperity band so vivid, but times of plenty like times of crisis our test of american character. prosperity can be a tool in our hand used to better our country, or it could be a drug in our system, going our sense of duty, and empathy. our opportunities are too great, our lives to short to waste this moment. tonight, we vowed to our nation that we will seize this moment of american promise. we will use these good times for
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great goals. [applause] we will confront the hard issues, threats to national security, health and retirement security, before the challenges of our times become crisis for our children. we'll extend the promise of prosperity to every for dauphin corner of this country, to every -- foregone corner of this country, and to every family, a chance to live with dignity and hope. [applause]
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480 years, the clinton-gore administration -- for eight years the clinton-record in the station has coasted through prosperity. the past of least resistance is always down hill. this nation is daring, decent, and ready for change. [applause] our current president embodied the potential of a generation, so many talents, so much charm, such great skill, but in the end, to what end? so much promise, to no great purpose. [applause]
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a little more than a decade ago, the cold war thawed, and with the leadership of presidents reagan and bush, that wall came down. [applause] but instead of seizing this moment, the clinton-and gore administration has squandered it, as we have seen a steady erosion of american power and then on steady exercise of american influence. our military is low on parts, pay and morrell. called on by the commander in chief, two entire divisions of the army would have to report
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not ready for duty, sir. this administration had their moment, they had their chance. they have not fled. we will. -- led. we will. [applause] this generation -- this generation was given the gift of the best education in american history, yet we do not share that gift with everyone. seven of 10 fourth graders in our highest poverty schools cannot read a simple children's book, and still, this administration continues on the
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same, while old path, same-old -- same, old programs, where learning is a rare. this administration had its chance. they have not led. we will. [applause] america has a strong economy and a surplus. we have the public resources and the public will, even the bipartisan opportunities to strengthen social security and repair medicare, but this did administration, during eight years of increasing need did nothing. they had their moment. they have not led. we will. [applause]
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our generation has the chance to reclaim some essential values to show that we have grown up before we grow old, but when the moment for leadership came, this administration did not teach our children. it disillusion them. they had their chance. they have not led. we will. [applause]
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and now they, asking for another chance, another shot. our answer, not this time, not this year. this is not the time for third chances. it is a time for new beginnings. [applause] the rising generation of this country have all our own appointment with greatness. it does not rise or fall with the stock market. it cannot be bought with our wealth. greatness is found when the
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american character and american courage over, american challenges. when lewis morris of new york was about to sign the declaration of independence, his brother advised against it, warning he would lose his property, but he responded, damn the consequences, give me the pen. [applause] that is the eloquence of american action. we heard it in world war two when general eisenhower told paratroopers on b-day mourning and not to worry, and one replied, we are not worried, in general. it is hitler's turn to worry
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now. [applause] we heard it in the civil rights movement when brave men and women did not say we shall coke or we shall cease, -- co-, or we shall cease, they said we shall overcome. [applause] an american president must call upon that character. tonight in this hall we resolve to be the party not of repose, but of reform. we will write not footnotes, but chapters in the american story. we will add the work of our hands to the inheritance of our fathers and mothers, and lead this nation greater than we
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found it. >> and those were some of the republican presidential acceptance speeches dating back 48 years, beginning with barry goldwater at the cow palace in san francisco in 1964. if you would like to watch some archives presidential acceptance speeches, both on the republican side, the democrat side, or a third-party site, is the place to go as our convention hub has them archived. it is also interested, so -- interactive, so if you heard a favorite line you would like to send off to friends or colleagues, the editing process is easy. so, for our convention hub.
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it has all of the material we have been covering here in tampa, that we will be covering next week in charlotte, and every minute of every convention since 1984. tonight is the final night of the republican convention here in tampa, and mitt romney will accept his party's nomination for president. some of the other speakers you will hear include jeb bush, former olympic athletes, the founder of staples, and marco rubio will be introducing mitt romney. that is live, beginning at 7:30 this evening, with our program preview beginning at 6:00 p.m. one of the event we covered this morning we will show you in just a minute, but we want to let you know next week attention turns to the democrats and saturday night we begin our coverage of democratic presidential
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conventions. what we did last week for the republicans is weak had a lot of nomination -- we aired a lot of nomination speeches from the past, and we will do the same thing beginning saturday night, 7:00 p.m. eastern time. if you would like to see these candidates take their part is acceptance, and you can. john kennedy, bill clinton, at least given some, and jimmy carter, and barack obama. that is at 7:00 on saturday night. right now, we want to show you a breakfast that was held by the ohio delegation to the republican convention. condoleezza rice spoke and tagg romney spoke. officials attend those
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delegation meetings, and the more of a swing state you are, the bigger the names you get. we want to show you this ohio breakfast on this morning here in tampa. >> the speaker is a diehard cleveland browns fan. [applause] in fact, our speaker is so learned that it is my understanding there is a draft petition circulating to name her coach of the cleveland browns. another little-known fact is that we have a member of our audience this morning that was actually a classmate at notre dame, colonel tom moe. where is tom? there is tom. i want to know if you print notes. it is my pleasure to introduce
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someone that needs no introduction, a scholar, a national leader, our former united states secretary of state, condoleezza rice. [applause] >> good morning. good morning. thank you. thank you very much. [applause] thank you. thank you very much. thank you very much. to all of the fellow classmates, and the wonderful folks here from ohio, i just have to say hi to mike dewine. he did a great job serving our country. thank you. it is a delight to join you here at the ohio delegation breakfast. i have to start with a story about 2004. i was national security adviser
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and as you might imagine i was a little nervous at the time of the 2004 election, so that night at the white house, the night of the election, we were all there, and i am somebody that has to keep busy, so i went to karl rove and i said give me something to do. he said you could follow ohio on this program. he said when this little light goes like that it means that ohio has gone into our column. i was the first one to say ohio had gone into the column, so it was a wonderful evening. i know that you are doing everything that you can to put ohio in the r column again, and that is awfully important because this is an election of true consequence, an election that is important because we face so many forks in the road
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as a country. we face an important fork in the road as governor christie said last night as to whether or not we will have leadership that will tell the american people the hard story about what it is you need to do. the fact is we cannot continue to borrow money that future generations will have to pay back to fund government programs and a federal government that is simply trying to do too much and frankly does not do it all that well. it is absolutely a fork in the road as to whether or not we are going to rebuild the spirit of entrepreneurship and risk-taking that small business brings to the economy, so that we can employ our people -- people have been unemployed for a long time and are wondering if they will ever be employed again. we know that if you are unemployed for a long time, chances are you may never be
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employed again, so this is a fork in the road for those people. this is a fork in the road for our educational system. we have lost the essence of we are as americans because after all, we are not united by race, ethnicity, nationality or by religion. we come from every part of the spectrum in that regard, but we are united by a belief that you could come from humble circumstances and do the great things. that it does not -- [applause] and today, people wonder, is that still true? are america's best days behind us? i want to tell you as a former secretary of state, it is not just something americans wonder. it is something people across the world of wonder. when the united states is not strong and confident at home,
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eight shows. we are not strong and confident abroad. when the united states is not going to speak with a robust voice for free people and free markets, the world is a chaotic place. so, the rebuilding of america here at home, and the american voice of broad is at the core of what we have to accomplish and mitt romney and paul ryan are the people to do that. now, i know -- [applause] i know that all of you are dedicated and you are working very, very hard. he would not be here if you are not committed, dedicated and working hard, but we need to find the energy to keep working hard all the way through november. there is no such thing as taking anything for granted at this point, so thank you for what you are doing door-to-door in your
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community, in social media, in fund-raising -- thank you, thank you, thank you because this is an election of consequence, a time for consequence in our country. the question before us is are we going to do the hard work so that we can deliver to our children and grandchildren the america that was delivered to lots. we are so fortunate to be part of this great country. we are so fortunate. [applause] and i want to be certain that generations from now americans still feel fortunate to be part of this great country. thank you very much for all that you are doing. thank you to the heads of the ohio delegation. thank you for inviting me here, and i want to stay one more thing. the cleveland browns are undefeated right now.
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thank you very much. [applause] >> wow. we have these other good speakers on their way. we are in constant radio contact, however, traffic is playing with us. if you could be patient -- [applause] [laughter]
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♪ [applause] [laughter] you know, i have not practiced. i have been pretty busy auditing for a long time, but i guess i should perhaps dedicated a song to joe biden. [laughter] ♪ desperado why don't you come to your senses been out riding fences so long now i know you have your reasons these things that are pleasing you
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do your feed not get cold in the wintertime the sky will not snow the sun will not shine it is hard to tell the night time from the day you are losing all your highs and lows ain't it funny how the feeling goes away desperado getting non't younger your pain and your hundred is going to drive us to the polls freedom sweet freedom your prison is walking through this world all alone
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do not draw the queen of diamonds, boy the queen of hearts is always your best bet it seems to me it is a mighty fine thing that has been laid upon your table but you only want the one that you are not going to get in november desperado why don't you come to your senses if you have been out riding fences well, there are some cords their it might be raining but there is a rainbow of of
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you let somebody love you yout nobody loved let somebody love you before it is too late ♪ i probably went off message there, i didn't die? -- didn't i? our next guest is somebody that i have great respect for. she is a journalist, a columnist, you have seen her on cnn, mnsbc, all those alphabet
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things. you probably know her best from fox. i love the story. there was a ratings hole so roger decided he was going to put something together called the five at 5:00. [applause] yeah. what you probably do not know was that supposed to be a place holder until they figure out what they were going to do but it turned out to be a hit. the chemistry between these people has been gaining momentum and the reputation and ratings. i would like you to give a welcome to andrea. [applause]
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>> thank you very much. thank you for that introduction. roger, yes, let a good ohio boy, right? a genius that could together the five. i love doing these events. not just because i get to hang out with folks like you who support us and support the party but because i get a break from bob. i have to tell you, he drives me crazy. he drives me nuts. thank you again for having me today. even though i am your neighbor, i have ties to ohio. i have a special place in my heart for ohio. i work for deborah pryce, 15th district of ohio?
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debra taught me a lot when i worked for her for four years. she taught me that sometimes it takes a woman to do a man's job. debbie knows that. she taught me how to get things done in congress because she is very no hot -- no-nonsense. she also taught me this has a penn state football fan, i do not mess with ohio state. my colleagues gave me a good suggestion when i go out on the road. the five things to watch for this election cycle, i would like to share a couple of those with you. the first one is hispanic
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voters. george bush to a successful making inroads. even though president obama won the hispanic vote, the democratic party has assumed that somehow hispanics only care about immigration. it is their number-one issue. it is not. it is jobs, the economy, everything we care about. mitt romney has an opportunity to make inroads. they are family people. they are religious and i think they are a demographic that may not show up at the polls but we can make inroads it them if we actually try. disaffected independence. this group broke for barack obama and almost double digits. the new polling showed they are breaking with mitt romney by 12
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points. they are not as a fired up about social issues. they are fired up about the issues that paul ryan, you hear him talk about them all the time, the debt and the decline. these voters, i believe that mitt romney can galvanize. they will determine at this election. the third thing to watch, the industrial midwest. this is an area that republicans have not done as well as they could. ohio, ohio, michigan, wisconsin. now we see new numbers that wisconsin and which again are in play for mitt romney -- michigan are in place for mitt romney. who deserves the credit?
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besides the hard-working people in wisconsin who supported paul walker, but paul walker himself. he said politics is the only a rena where keeping your word is something you get credit for. people think you did something right because you kept your word. that is something that, that is par for the course for us. in politics people say you had the courage to stand up to the unions. you know what he did? give the workers a choice. he did not bust budgets. he gave them the opportunity. do you want to stay in these unions or do you want to leave? you know what they did? they left. that is the story. they left.
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so the industrial midwest is an area that is in play. indiana, but that stretch of the country is going to be so important. married women. married women. we hear about the war on women. i do not have to tell any woman in this room, there is a war on women going on and it does not have to do with birth control. it has to do with jobs, everyone i talked to this as, i really do not care about my uterus. it is not the number one issue when i wake up in the morning. [applause] how insulting is that to a woman? really? that besides the fact that is all we think about. we can not manage it ourselves.
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we need barack obama's help. really? i have heard of telling government to stay out of your life, but he is too intrusive. but i find that ironic. that the feminist movement always tells us, stay out of our bedroom. this is our business. but when a bill comes due at the doctor's office, then you need a man's help. so much for the strong, independent woman. by the way, if a woman cannot afford $9 birth control, what does that say about barack obama's economy? just sayin'. but they did break for barack obama in 2008.
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they are not a motivated voting bloc. the women he is motivating our women that are in blue states, a new york city. he already has new york city. what he does not understand is that the majority of women are the married women. the women who are at home balancing the budgets worried about putting their kids through college, watching health-care premiums go up. they are trying to manage their own bills and also take care of their parents. women handy -- assumed the role of caretakers. i know worry about my mom every day. married women voters are squarely in mitt romney's camp. this is a coupon cutting group. they are swing voters but they are with mitt romney. and i think they have the ability to sway the elections as they always do. there is a new class of the voters which the former clinton
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adviser doug to the new professionals. these are voters, it is interesting. they do not care about social issues. there are swing voters. a lot of them live in northern virginia and areas where they make over six figures. they actually care about economic issues. just because they work for the government does not mean that somehow they do not care about the republican party. this is the class to watch. i think they are 35-55. they are getting bigger and bigger every day because they are not traditionally right and left. the new professionals, i keep your eye on those. before i conclude, i want to take a moment to say thank you and not in the way that the rnc
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would say thank you to everybody. you are the heart and soul of the republican party. you have sacrificed, your time, your vacation time away from your family, to fight for the republican party. fight for upholding the constitution. for were not for all of you, we would not be able to have these conventions and we would not be able to take back the white house. thank you, all of you, for everything you do. thank you. [applause] thank you. >> five things to watch. our next guest is somebody you probably, you are smarter than i
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am, somebody i had no idea who this guy was five years ago and he has exploded on the national scene. he is an articulate spokesman for our points of view. you have gotten to see him lot over the last couple of days because he is the chairman of the rnc. [applause] >> good morning. thank you, buddy. i appreciate that. the ayes have it. you get two greeks in a row. that is trouble. what in the world is this? it is what happens when a greek and a german get married. it is a cultural disaster. i am losing my voice so bear with me. sally and i, we named our kids
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the jack and grace. we went the opposite direction of my parents. i hope you had a good night last night. i know it was a long ride back. i told bob, i said the way we can fix this is put a bottle of jack daniels on the bus. we will fix the problem. you guys obviously, ohio is ground zero. you are so good at this. i told andrea, i said this breakfast is bigger than most state conventions. we are impressed with you all and that is why so many of us want to say thank you and to talk a few minutes each and i even know how much we appreciate all of you. i think he knows there is a total feeling in our party right now. you share in this and i share it, too.
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we are not working like dogs because we are worried about the republican fart -- party. we are worried about this country. that is what makes this election different than some many of their we have been involved with. i think we are in a battle for freedom in this country. [applause] we are about to spend 42 cents on every dollar made in america. just to run the federal government. it is a battle for freedom. if somebody told you, we have spent about 20 cents on every dollar for decades and decades to run the federal government and now we are at 42. if somebody says it is not that bad. we have always had these issues, what is the battle for freedom? if it were 52 cents tax 62
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cents? 92 cents on every dollar to run the federal government? it is a battle between in government's appetite to grow and what is born in every americans' hearts, a struggle for individual, economic freedom, and opportunity. i was joking about my name. in any creek family, when i grew up, i had the most wonderful grandmother and grandfather. miami grandfather -- my grandparent was somebody who i look foed up to. he loved politics. i remember walking on the balcony and there were three public -- political paulette --
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political parties. of course, my grandpa love the new democracy party. we walked on the balcony and in greece would be a flag that said new democracy. next to that flax, downtown athens was a huge american flag behind them. i have to tell you, when they would come to the united states , unlike americans where we would go for a long week or a weekend, when they come and is a couple of months. they are living with us. my grandpa, for whatever reason, every member the world book stacks he would read the world books all day long. he would sit on the couch and
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had a little johnny walker next to him as he was doing this and he would take the letter p off the shelf for presidents and he would read one story after the next. the funny thing was it did not matter who it was. everybody had a story. it could be eisenhower, it did not matter. this guy was great. what i take from all of this is that as an 8 year-old, that followed my grandfather everywhere, and the person that i looked up to the most in my life, he loved to this country. he loved every tiny crime about it. we have the american dream to fight for in this country. this president has a problem with the american dream. this president has a problem
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with success. we are the party, we are the party that is going to portray that we believe that the american dream is alive and well. we are the party that is going to embrace success. like i said last night, when i grew up, just like all of your parents, your parents -- and you do not driver around the neighborhood. my parents did not driver around the neighborhood. my dad did not point to the beautiful house on the corner and say look at these lousy people over here. check this out. my parents did what your parents did. they pointed to the house and said listen, if you work hard and you go to school, you are going to be in that house. you know what? mom and dad, we pray that it is
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three times bigger. i do not get where the president is coming from. what world have we fallen into where the american president has a message of a glass half-empty, miserable view of what to this country is all about. we have a total and complete blessing as a party to come together, to be unified. we have leadership in ohio, and you know this. i cannot speak to you without telling you again between your chairman, kevin, the list goes on and on. john boehner, i just want you to know and that the team here and you have understands exactly what we are talking about.
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i have a little guy named jack. i am going to wrap up but i want to tell you a story. one of the things that is difficult about this job is that i am not around a lot. it is temporary but everybody is on board. we spend a lot of time in washington and it is good for the kids. i take my little guy jack asked to different monuments when i can. we had dropped off and picked up. how many people at the world war ii memorial? it is one of those places that you get out of it what you put into it. my little guy is a typical, smart scientist seven year old that loves politics. he is proud of daddy. he said he was going to run for president one day. anyway, he is a good reader.
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we went to the memorial. we walked around and you take your time and you read these incredible quotes from all of these heroes. we walked up to the place on the wall that has the 4000 star as with golden starts, we started to figure it out. you read it and you find out that for every hundred excuse me for every one of the stars, 100 little guys just like jack did not come home to mom and dad. i know you can never put yourself in the place of that feeling of loss, that would feel like, but i think you know that moment where you can imagine what it would be like if jack did not come home. and in front of those stars it says here we marked the price of
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freedom. this is what it is all about. we need to save this country. higher mitt romney. fire barack obama to preserve the greatest country on the face of europe. thank you. thank you. you guys are great. i am really sorry about my voice. i am sorry about my voice. but i am going to introduce the next speaker. one of the things our party needs, our country needs, and something we always talk about it is some simple things. all we want our people to run for office and cover unlike a
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campaign. that is all we ask. of all the things that i think obama has lost, he has lost its brand. he is not real anymore. he is not to he said he was. when you juxtapose mitt romney, a man at his word, none of us to doubt he is going to govern and nike has campaigned. a man who has risen to all leaders of success, no matter what he has done, in his church and business, the olympics come and go merriment, everything he has done, he has risen to the top because people are starving for authentic people to serve this country with a pure heart. he has been blessed with five good boys. he has a great family. being on the road, it has been a
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total incomplete blessing. these are good guys that work hard, not just for their dad, but everything i said, everything they you agree with, they are right there. right in their heart. to win this election not for the sake of mitt romney but the sake of this country. please welcome tagg romney. [applause] >> thank you, mr. chairman. she said revolution. even better. how did not do last night? -- mom do last night? it was touching, i agree with you. after she was done, she and my dad went back to their hotel room and we went back as well to
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go congratulate them and we had our kids with us. i am the oldest of five boys. we have 15 of the 18 grandchildren with us in tampa. about 12 of them stayed up late enough to watch grandma speak last night. as we were going to the hotel room, the kids rushed to the door and the secret service did not know what to do. they opened that door and they went running inning gave her a big hug. it was so sweet to see this moment, her with her grandchildren. that was her first political speech. she has never spoken with a teleprompter. she speaks off the cuff like i am doing now. that was a big deal last night for her. she was nervous.
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we are proud of her and the job that she did. six years ago, five years ago, 2007, christmas 2006, we got together as a family. is this mitt romney guy going to run for president? we got together, my mom and my dad, it was at christmas time and we got the grandchildren to bed. they were young red band. the five boys and each of our wives and my mom and my dad gathered around the living room and we talked about what they're not my dad should run. we all talked about it and he went around and had us talk about the pros and cons from our point of view. my sister in law said the cons are you might win. she listed a whole bunch of
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clowns and her husband said, and the pros? -- of cons and her husband said, any pros. all 12 hands went up and said yes, you should run. so he did. it did not turn out the way we hoped. fast forward four years, we have been through the process. we had a similar gathering. this was christmas 2010. we again were gathered at a patio. i see some cousins in the -- good to see you. we have a lot of cousins, by the way. 50. 150. cousins, first cousins, and thank you for supporting us, even though you know us.
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[laughter] [applause] four years later, we are gathered on the patio and we go around the room, around the patio, and there are 12 votes again. this time there are three votes for yes and nine votes for no. they said we will support you, mitt. we call him pap as well -- papa was well. but we have been through the senate is not easy for the family. and our approach is not to run. the reason i can tell the story is because i was a yes vote. my mom was the other yes but, even though she had just said i will never do this again. she said that each one of her pregnancies as well.
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[laughter] she ended up with five of us. i should mention, on the subject of boys, my mom and dad had five boys. i had a girl. i had a girl first and then five voice. i am in the proud father of six. my oldest is 16. i encourage you to stay off the streets in massachusetts. my youngest, i have twin boys. my wife is an angel appeared it is hard work taking care of those kids. i am home for a couple of days and i cannot wait to get back out again. tgim, thank goodness it is monday. i get to go back out. she is truly, and i am tired when i won with my dad. i do not know how she does it.
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you moms know what i'm talking about. i keep getting off track. by the way, my dad -- the three yes votes were my mom, my self and my wife. my dad voted no. the staff does not like me telling this story. they had no idea, he had made up his mind not to run. he was keeping his options open but he had decided he did not want to do this again. my mom and i said to work changing his mind. we tried all sorts of things. what if we do this, and none of it was having an effect. she finally got smart and said, i can you fix it? do not worry about if you


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